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Lion Head

Lion Head

664-332 BC

Glassy faience

Overall: 3 x 2.8 x 3 cm (1 3/16 x 1 1/8 x 1 3/16 in.)

The A. W. Ellenberger, Sr., Endowment Fund 1974.87

Description

Roaring lions are rare in Egyptian art. They are, however, a common fixture in Persian art, from which the lion head in this case undoubtedly takes its stylistic cue.

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